To be an entrepreneur you have to be a little bit of a Rebel. You have to do things differently, you have to take risks other people aren't willing to take and you need to be brave enough to take action.
For years Alan Donegan has battled against the traditional plan that the world has for us:
When Alan went for help from the British Government to start a business. They told him to write a business plan; get a load of debt and did more to put him off starting than they did to help.
Alan spent the next 12 years of his life thinking, studying, learning about business and searching for a better way to start-up without debt.
This search enabled him to create his own successful training business and then to take those skills and launch PopUp Business School which now operates in 5 different countries around the world and helps thousands of people a year to build businesses without debt.
The belief that it takes money to make money traps people around the world from ever taking control of their future and making their own money. This is the belief that he wants to fundamentally destroy with this podcast and empower you to get going debt free!
What is the purpose of this podcast?
"This is an effort to put out into the world the support I wish I had when I was starting my business. I want to do what I felt the British Government was never able to do and that is to help people start-up without debt and make money doing something they love.
If you need help with your business, motivation, inspiration and energy then this podcast is for you. Join The Rebellion"
Rebel Entrepreneur Takeover
This is a podcast takeover episode and Shawn Jenkins has taken control. Alan gave him completely free realm to ask anything and boy did Shawn use it. Find out what Shawn asks, hear Alan squirm and learn about the origins of PopUp and the startup methodology that Alan created. This episode is packed full of stories, practical tips on starting businesses, and ways of thinking about entrepreneurship.
Can You Start a Restaurant with No Debt?
Can you build a restaurant with no debt? In this episode Alan talks with Keith Hunt of RedHeaded Step Taco who has just managed to borrow a restaurant to launch his Taco business. Listen to learn about mini-experiments, borrowing space, and launching your food business. Keith has a wealth of tips and experiences from the cutting edge of food.
Passion or Financial Independence First? Millennial Revolution Talk Entrepreneurship
Should you start with passion, or should you work on financial independence first and only launch your business when you get there? Millennial Revolution Kristy and Bryce have become serial entrepreneurs in retirement. We unpack why they waited till after retirement, the benefits of FU money, and what they have learned from creating and building blogs and books.
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Investing
Your business is successful! You are making money! HOLIDAY! In this episode Alan, Simon, and the author of The Simple Path to Wealth, JL Collins, explore what you should do with your money as you earn it. Clue: the answer is not blow it all on a nice holiday or new car!
When To Quit: the Mini-Experiment Didn't Work
Never, ever, ever give up - Winston Churchill. Quitting has a bad rap but is it deserved? Simon and Alan unpack quitting, knowing when to quit, and why you should quit regularly. By saying no to something you are allowing space into your life for something else.
You Are Going To Fail. How Should You Respond?
You are going to fail. The only way you don't fail at some point is if you don't try. Entrepreneurship is about trying despite the fact that you will probably fail at some point. Simon, Sean, and Alan unpack failure; does it really exist; how to cope with it, how to get value from it, and how to create excitement about it.
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My new favourite entrepreneurial podcast
I listen to a lot of entrepreneurial podcasts. There are some excellent ones out there, and I must have consumed going on for 1000 hours of episodes in years gone by (enough to persuade me to go full-time with my own online business), so I feel well-qualified to review this "new kid" on the block!
I honestly think Alan's show is on another level.
The style is entertaining, inspiring and energising. And the practice advice is second-to-none, I think because of all his hands-on, in-the-trenches experience helping literally THOUSANDS of aspiring entrepreneurs get a venture off the ground, Alan's seen all the thought patterns, all the mistakes; he knows how to avoid the path of pain, and take an easier, surer, and more FUN way to success instead.
Alan's business partner (Simon) features regularly and provides some incredible value too - I think there's plenty of scope for a Christmas stocking-filler book full of all his pearls of wisdom one day!
But the episodes I love above all are those where Alan coaches a relatively new entrepreneur, deftly honing in on where they're stuck, and helping them see their problem differently, so they can move past it and on to success. The podcasts out there that focus solely on massive entrepreneurial success stories are fun and there's plenty to learn from successful people, but at some point, I tire of an endless parade of "big names" who measure success in millions (of followers, and of dollars). It's just not relatable when that level of achievement feels so far off.
The Rebel Entrepreneur coaching series is a superb antidote to all that, featuring real people, real struggles, and real solutions; a real breath of fresh air! These are people who feel "just like me" and are facing the same issues as I am: it's comforting to know I'm not alone, and Alan invariably has great suggestions on what to do next.
The recent episodes on sales were outstanding - I've yet to meet an entrepreneur who doesn't have "sales" as a sticking point, from beginner to advanced. The coaching dealt with the hangups so many of us have about asking for the sale, plus some very actionable steps that leave me itching to send out some pitches or make some calls; itching to get out there and keep growing my business.
Can't wait for more.
A no-nonsense podcast
I’ve loved listening to every episode. The style and execution are excellent. Episodes are direct and on-point but most importantly are packed with useful information and relatable tips. I will definitely be listening in future.
Worth a Listen
Excellent podcast. Really practical, full of useful information and entertaining too.